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London’s Whitechapel Gallery Celebrates 50 Years of New Media Art with Massive Exhibit

London’s Whitechapel Gallery is celebrating 50 years of new media art with their exhibit Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966), featuring work from pioneers such as Nam June Paik and contemporary superstars like Cory Arcangel. Presented in backward chronological order, over 100 artworks are assembled to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day.

“What was interesting to see was how particular concerns kept on re-surfacing for artists over time such as over-reliance on technological forms, and the threat of consciousness becoming subsumed by machines, in the present a heightened awareness of the corporate mechanisms that govern and control the Internet is a recurring motif in the work of many artists,” Electronic Superhighway curator Omar Kholeif tells The Creators Project.